In a story posted on fanhouse.com, TNA Knockout Tara and MMA fighter Kim Couture are playing up their little fight at this past Sunday’s Bound for Glory PPV as a shoot, after Tara and Couture shoved each other in the middle of the Knockouts title match. Both Tara and Couture, who was invited to the PPV, told the website that the script called for a mid-match stare down between Tara and Couture. Reportedly a TNA source has told the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter that that the ringside fight closely followed the script. It looked like a typical “work/shoot” angle that TNA head writer Vince Russo has regularly scripted during his career.
“I don’t know if she was in character or if it was adrenaline. I don’t know what it was,” Couture said, after Tara shoved her and she retaliated by trying to start a fight. “I’m not just going to stand there and look dumb. I didn’t know what she was going to do,” she added. “So I kind of grabbed a hold of her, and it seems like as soon as we put our hands on each other security broke us up.” Tara said that she felt a shove when she was on the floor during the match, then reacted. Tara claims she’s not used to being touched by fans during a match. “At first I thought, ‘Was that a fan or what?’, because they’re not supposed to touch us at all. I turned around, because that doesn’t happen, and I just went after her. I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Tara said. During the PPV, Tara left the ring and went through the stands to the backstage area. Both ODB and Awesome Kong played the part of being “dumbfounded” wrestlers unsure what to do next. Tara soon returned to the match. Tara is claiming that she was yelled at by TNA management for shoving Couture who was considered a guest of TNA and was told to return to the ring to finish her part in the match. Tara said she doesn’t want her MMA career to start off this way by being involved with an MMA fighter before she’s even had her first professional fight. “I’m a little embarrassed. I’ll be honest with you. I didn’t want that to happen,” she said.